SL Letter of the Day: A Lover of the Arts Lovers
by Dan Savage
on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:45 PM
You advice to the guy whose brother just came out made a lot of sense. I remember myself at that age and it was hard to meet someone and I was really frustrated. But you’re right, Dan, it was just a matter of getting out of the house. But it helps if you have something to do out side of the house that you actually enjoy. With me, it was going to see live theater. I love live theatre, so that part was great. But seeing plays has one big advantage over movies: most plays have intermissions. Since easily half the men at any given play are gay, and virtually all the men at a play alone are gay, a whole lot of cruising and flirting goes on during intermission. It might not happen in the theatre—it might happen in a restaurant, or in a nearby bar (gay or straight), before or after the show—but seeing plays is a great way to meet other gay men.
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My response after the jump...
Thanks for sharing, WFM, and thanks for giving me the opportunity to plug a little something I've been working on...
"Savage Love" readers in Seattle—or close enough to Seattle to get their asses here this summer—are invited to come see Miracle, my live-on-stage adaptation/parody of The Miracle Worker, premiering later this summer at Seattle's Intiman Theatre. Come for Helen Keller in drag—and the cruisy intermission—but stick around for the Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet), the Ibsen (Hedda Gabler), and the crazy, co-dependent couples "prone to battles and reconciliation" (Dirty Story).